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METS MOVE ON THE DIAL MAY BE SPOT ON

Why all the tumult about the Mets being replaced by the Highlanders on WFAN? This change of scene has ‘opportunity’ written all over it. WFAN was a bit of a revelation in 1987, when they introduced the all-sports radio format in the biggest market in the nation, but there’s been nothing ground-breaking ever since, especially [...]

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A Challenging Loss Presents New Challenges for the Mets

By Dave Mills The loss of Matt Harvey, whether for the balance of this season, or next season, is a sobering development for Mets fans and the team itself, but it’s certainly not the end of the world. On Monday night, Zach Wheeler pitched a gem, and the next day—with Jon Niese even better and [...]

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LESS THAN FIVE DAYS TO THE TRADE DEADLINE • FIVE QUESTIONS • FIVE MOVES FOR THE NEW YORK METS

The trade deadline is upon us and the Metsecutives have some real decisions to make. Are the Amazin’s buyers or sellers? Has the talent on the farm trumped what is available in the marketplace? Can we make a strong run for 2nd Place (likely) or even a Wild Card (not likely, but possible). No matter [...]

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What Can the Mets Do to Make a Run in the Second Half?

By Dave Mills For the past six weeks, we have witnessed an interesting transformation of what appeared to be a team going in the wrong direction during the prior six weeks. Even though the entire Mets universe had high expectations for Matt Harvey, he has managed to exceed.  Bobby Parnell has established himself as a [...]

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A weekend in Tacoma watching Ike, Wilmer, and Wally

By Dave Mills For those who are deeply committed to an MLB team, there’s nothing quite like saddling up and taking in a weekend of minor league baseball dished out by your team’s AA or AAA affiliate. And with the Mets Triple-A squad ensconced at Las Vegas in 2nd Place in the Pacific Coast League’s [...]

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For better or worse, Mets continue to try and shake things up

By Dave Mills YOUNG AGAIN, BUT THIS TIME WITH SPEED The addition of Piscataway, New Jersey native Eric Young Jr. has been suggested here since early spring training and no reasonable (if not cheap) addition can be more welcome. Why? Well… The Mets have stunk it up from the leadoff spot, have no real speedster [...]

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Fixing the Mets will take more than Sunday Bloody Sunday

By Dave Mills With a little more than a third of the season in the rear view mirror, even intrepid loyalists are losing interest in the current incarnation of the New York Mets. Fannies in the seats, SNY viewers and WFAN listeners are dwindling as rapidly as the hair on Sandy Alderson’s pate. And when [...]

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TWO WEEKS/11 GAMES AND COUNTING

Baseball is a conundrum. Great hitters fail to get hits in about two-thirds of their at-bats. The best teams win two out of every three games. The worst teams lose two out of every three. The pundit class says the 2013 Mets are supposed to lose due to a lack of offense and a questionable [...]

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2013 Is Here and (for what it’s worth) There May Be Some Light at the End of the Tunnel

By Dave Mills As the 2013 season opens, this scribe has a mea culpa… In my post of Feb. 21, 2013, which heralded spring training, I said: “Johan Santana would be healthier on opening day than he was in April 2012.” Ouch! My bad. Accordingly, I offer a respectful apology to the throngs who visit [...]

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